Women who have excessive labial tissue can find themselves insecure about being intimate and even lacking sensations during sex. Labiaplasty is designed to address these concerns by surgically removing excess labia tissue. Here are a few questions you may have if you have considered a labiaplasty.
Who is the best candidate for labiaplasty surgery?
In general, women are a good candidate for labiaplasty if they are healthy, do to have issues that could affect the healing process, and have an excessive amount of labial tissue. Before committing to doing the procedure, the attending surgeon will do a thorough evaluation of your health status and history, your vaginal tissue, and whether you will be a good candidate.
Is labiaplasty an outpatient or inpatient procedure?
For most patients, labiaplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure. Therefore, you will have the procedure done in either a hospital or labiaplasty clinic and then return home once you are ur of recovery. In rare situations, a patient may be treated as an inpatient. For example, if you have complications during the surgery like excessive bleeding, you may be admitted to the hospital for monitoring until the bleeding subsides.
Will you be put to sleep for the labiaplasty procedure?
Most patients are only given a light sedative and then localized anesthetic is used to directly numb the area being treated. You will be in a relaxed state and unable to feel anything taking place during the labiaplasty.
Do you have scars after labiaplasty?
Because labiaplasty is performed on the inner vaginal folds, any incision points will be really hard to see, and scarring would be rare to find. In addition, the best surgeons use the most innovative techniques when removing the additional tissue; the incisions made may be laser guides for clean cuts and quite small. Therefore, scarring is typically minimal if visible at all.
Is recovery after labiaplasty difficult or painful?
You may have some pain after the procedure is performed and you return home. Usually, it will take several hours for the localized anesthesia to wear off, and your doctor will likely prescribe a pain medication to keep you as comfortable as possible for the first few days. You may have some light bleeding as well, so be sure to wear a feminine napkin until the bleeding subsides. Most patients do feel much better within a few days. Just be sure to follow the doctor's recommendations about refraining from intercourse, using tampons, and other activities that could interfere with the healing process.